Disability Awareness Month at Northwestern College

Northwestern College hosted its annual celebration in honor of Disabilities Awareness Month. This year’s theme was “From Survivor to Servant.” […]

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Northwestern College hosted its annual celebration in honor of Disabilities Awareness Month. This year’s theme was “From Survivor to Servant.”

DOSS, the Disabilities Office for Support Services, sponsored events on campus during October to stimulate and continue awareness around the topic of “ability diversity.”

Many new and exciting things are happening on campus, including renovating Riley Hall and the entrance to the Berntsen Library for accessibility.

The entire campus was involved in planning and implementing activities during DOSS Awareness Week. The event allows everyone to participate and contribute. The events this year included:

• Judy Siegle spoke during the chapel service. Judy, from Fargo, ND, is an athlete who has competed in the Para Olympics since 1996. She is a “survivor turned servant” who happens to be quadriplegic.

• A student panel discussion was held. The discussion involved real answers from real students at Northwestern College.

• Survivor Games on the Berntsen Library lawn. Select faculty, staff and students competed in these experiential challenges to overcome barriers.

Northwestern College is a nondenominational Christian college that offers 44 undergraduate majors in the Bible, arts, sciences and professional education to over 2,600 traditional and alternative education students. Northwestern is located at 3003 Snelling Ave. North in St. Paul. (Approximately 2 miles north of Rosedale Center)

Contact Information:

Dr. Yvonne RB-Banks, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ed., Director of Disabilities Office for Support Services, [email protected], 651-631-6221

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